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Elkhart business donates 136 dresses to Lifeline Ministries for upcoming prom

NOW: Elkhart business donates 136 dresses to Lifeline Ministries for upcoming prom

ELKHART, Ind.—Stephenson’s of Elkhart and ABC 57 are joining forces to support “An Evening of Special Promise,” a prom night hosted by Lifeline Ministries for girls who cannot afford to attend their own prom.

On Tuesday, 136 dresses were transported from Stephenson’s to Lifeline Ministries.

From there, girls can go shopping for their dress.

The second annual Lifeline prom will take place on Friday, April 12 at River Oaks Community Church.

Girls who attend will arrive at Lifeline, get their hair and makeup done, and choose a dress. They will then be driven to River Oaks.

“To see them put on a dress and just feel so beautiful and they’ll say 'oh I hate wearing dresses' and then they see that one. They always end up choosing the big sparkly dresses then. The girls who hate it choose the big sparkly dresses and they just light up,” said Emily Peterson, Girls Club Director.

Throughout the month of March, anyone who brought a gently used prom dress or other requested item to Stephenson’s received a $25 voucher.

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